Finding the Energy to Blog
Article first published as Finding the Energy to Write When You’re Not in the Mood on KMP Blog.
I am currently doing a series of Blogging Tips posts via BlogHer's NaBloPoMo. This month's theme is Energy, something that we all have tons of, whether we would like to believe it or not. Anyways, below I want to share the following and every day I'll try to share more blogging tips that will help you become a better blogger inside and out.
How do you find the energy to write when you are not in the mood?
This is a very good question, as I often struggle to find motivation or energy to write a blog post. The funny thing is this is not because I'm all out of ideas, but mostly not knowing where to start, or how to start.
Last year, I took an Internet Copywriting course at NYU SCPS, and it taught me a lot about writing and finding my creative voice. One thing the professor mentioned that helped me get through my class assignments, was if you can't find the energy or motivation to write, do something else and come back to the writing later. This helps take your mind away from that which you are not too excited in doing, and coming back after doing something more exciting first.
Below are some tips to help you find energy to write when you are not in the mood, or help you get in the mood to write some awesome blog posts:
- Brainstorm or mind map - jotting down ideas, thoughts randomly helps you have something to work with later when you need to write a blog post.
- Start with the fun stuff first - there must be a particular thing about blogging that you love the most. To me is adding pictures, formatting, adding tags, categories, and starting with the end. Do all the fun, easy stuff first, then you'll see that the rest of the blog post isn't as hard as you thought.
- Relax, take a breather - Spend time away from your computer/laptop to just relax. If you really have a post that must get done tonight, taking your mind away from it to calm down, might help get your creative juices flowing.
Give these tips a try this week and see how out of nowhere you'll find all the energy you need to write blog posts when you are not in the mood. Tomorrow I'll share tips/points "From Where Do I Draw My Energy".